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Meaning of prep

prep

Pronunciation: (prep), [key]
— n., adj., v., prepped, prep•ping.
—n.
  1. See
  2. a preliminary or warm-up activity or event; trial run: The race is a good prep for the Kentucky Derby.
  3. preparation: dealer prep on the car included.
  4. the act of preparing a patient for a medical or surgical procedure.
—adj.
  1. preparatory: a prep school.
  2. involving or used for preparation: the mortuary's prep room.
—v.t.
  1. to prepare (a person) for a test, debate, etc.
  2. to prepare (a patient) for a medical or surgical procedure, as by shaving and washing the skin with an antibacterial soap.
  3. to prepare (a vehicle or craft) for sale, use, a test drive, or a race.
—v.i.
  1. to prepare; get ready: to prep for the game.
  2. to attend a preparatory school.

prep.

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. preparation.
  2. preparatory.
  3. prepare.
  4. preposition.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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